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March 2013 bentley park resident newsletter

Across My Desk CEO’s Report March Madness Can you believe that we are into March already? I love March, it signals to me that the really hot weather has now passed us by (well hopefully anyway), it is the beginning of autumn, my favourite season, and above all else it is the beginning of the football season, Go Eagles ….. I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be great year for both of our W.A. teams, maybe an Eagles and Dockers Grand Final – won’t that upset the applecart !!! But that’s enough of a digression as I have some interesting and newsworthy updates to share with you about our wonderful SwanCare Group community. For starters, let me kick off this months article by reminding our residents of the fabulous movie night that we held a couple of weeks ago under the stars (and a little bit of precipitation) at the Bentley Park Outdoor Cinema. This evening was a resounding success, we had over 150 residents attend, in pretty warm conditions I might add, and enjoy the beautiful movie “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. This was the first time that we have ventured into an outdoor movie experience, and judging by the feedback, I am pretty confident that this won’t be the last time that we put on a community event such as this. I would like to sincerely thank the hard-working staff who gave up their

Security Number If the Resident Support Services number is unavailable residents are reminded the mobile contact number for Security is:

0413 388 650

time to assist on the evening, and special thanks to Karen Parker and George Palmer for their untiring commitment and support. SwanCare Group is proud of its community spirit and it is events such as this that I believe epitomises what we are all about. On the subject of community. Residents are no doubt very familiar with our successful and well received Community Aged Care In-Home Service that we are delivering into the homes of many of our residents. This service is growing in leaps and bounds, so much so that we have decided to provide the Community Aged Care Team with their own separate building and offices. This service relies on direct contact with residents, and

Awaiting Bentley Park’s inaugural outdoor movie

The helpers (pictured here helping themselves)

Bentley Park Social Club St Patrick’s Day Afternoon Tea - 17th March Visiting Dance Troupe - 24th March

often at the initial stages when decisions are made on the service delivery requirements that are needed, confidential and private information is shared. Much in the same way that you share information with your doctor. It is therefore this need for privacy, combined with the opportunity to further improve the customer service aspects that we feel that this team will be able to operate better if they have a dedicated office located on the Bentley Park site. In the next few weeks you will begin to see one of the older style units on Talbot Drive transformed into the new Community Care Office. Upon completion this building will be occupied by Leasa and Heather, together with the Community Care Team of Linda, Zoe and Lea. Call in for a cuppa when the building is up and running, the girls will be only too keen to put the billy on for you. I want to continue with the theme of community spirit and how this regularly revolves around the integration of residents with staff. One of our key objectives in the organisation’s Strategic Plan is to ensure that we create opportunities for enrichment of residents and employees. A recent example of this was when our Administrative team ventured down to our south west community of Australind Rise. Many of our administrative staff have daily contact with the residents at Australind, but up until recently these residents were only a voice at the end of the telephone. This situation has now been remedied and now our staff and residents can put a face to the voice. Our staff were simply overwhelmed with the generous hospitality from the Australind Rise residents, so much so that the admin team are very keen to make this trip part of their annual calendar, Continued Page 3 and why not?

Inside this issue > Bentley Park News - pg 4 What’s On - pg 6 & 7 Residents Advisory Council - pg 8 Bentley Park Social Club - pg 9 Club News - pg 10-11


Church Notices Rowethorpe Uniting Church 26 Plantation Drive Bentley WA 6102 Phone: (08) 6250 0000 Fax: (08) 9470 2017 www.swancare.com.au Find SwanCare Group on Facebook www.twitter.com/swancare

Rowethorpe Uniting Church Weekly Sunday Services are conducted in the Rowethorpe Chapel 10:00am with visiting Ministers. Contact Pam Hind – 9470 4139.

Church Services at Kingia Some Bentley Park residents may not be aware that when the Kingia Care Facility was opened in 2009, the Swan Room was furnished and set up as a Chapel. Monthly Church Services are held by the Anglican (4th Tues 1.30), Catholic (1st Fri 10.30) and Uniting Church (3rd Wed, 10.30), and residents of the village are welcome to attend. At other times the Swan Room is available to all as a venue for private reflection. Don Pederick – 6250 0402

Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park We would love to see you at our Sunday Service of praise and song. We are from all denominations and would love to welcome you into the Christian Fellowship. We meet at the JP Stratton Centre every Sunday 9.30am. The fourth Sunday of each month is our Prayer & Praise service, led by members of our group. All enquiries B. Bennett – 9472 6857. For transport phone Ken Sinclair – 9361 0131. The Christian Fellowship (Get Together) Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Stratton Centre at 10:30am. We meet for coffee, tea & tidbits. We find plenty of things we enjoy sharing & discussing. Ring Betty Bennett – 9472 6857

Catholic Services 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Stratton Centre commencing at 11am.

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safely handling the equipment.

CEO’s Report

Due to the hard-working efforts of two of

Bentley Park Show

our very keen “handy-man” residents in Karl Wieman and Jim Leavy, we have developed a whole new workshop, with enhanced

The Community at Australind has a real excitement about it and thanks to the hardworking efforts of our residents and locally based staff, the look and feel of the village is simply stunning, something which we should all feel very proud of indeed. On another matter, again tied to community is the linkage that we enjoy with the Curtin University. SwanCare Group is a large community itself and we see part of our role is to enhance and encourage linkages with the broader community. In this regard, we will soon be hosting a group of some 100 Curtin University Planning Students as they undertake a case study in Town Planning, using the Bentley Park site as their focus area. This project is being orchestrated by one of our Board Members, Julie Brunner, who just so happens to be a lecturer in Planning and Strategy at Curtin University. This is a great opportunity for us to glean some insight and have some fresh, young and vibrant eyes cast their views on the planning and development potential of our Bentley site. The students will engage with residents, staff and from time to time you will see them on our site as they acquaint themselves with our large community. The information that we receive from this case study will be great benefit and will be useful input into the enhancement of our site’s overall Master-Plan.

equipment, and much safer work practices for all to enjoy. I encourage you to become

on 13th February. Thanks to Kim George for

re-acquainted with the workshop. To do so

chairing our meeting.

please contact our Maintenance Supervisor George Palmer who will be only too pleased

After 7 years of hard work and dedication as

to assist.

Show Coordinator, Beryl Davis has decided to step aside and take things easy. I know

And finally … a plug for a worthy cause ….

you will all join me in thanking Beryl for building up our show from scratch to the very successful event it has become.

Maureen Thompson, a hard-working village volunteer and a previous Villager of the Year

Our Show this year will be held Saturday

recipient, is once again participating in the

26th and Sunday 27th October. Please make

Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest

sure you note these dates in your diary. If

Shave. Having shaved off her hair last year, Maureen this time around is opting for a unique colouring. To assist her in

you haven’t already made a start, now is a good time to begin planning what you

raising funds, Maureen is seeking the help

are going enter this year. If you have any

of residents to pledge money in support of

requests for new categories, or ideas for our

her new colour. Residents can nominate a

Show, just give me a ring and our committee

colour and the one that receives the greatest

will consider them at our next meeting. The

level of funding will be the one which she will be transformed into. At the time of writing this was a bright orange. Won’t that be

Schedule will be delivered to everyone as soon as we have finished compiling it. We are

impressive to see. So please get behind a

hoping to have lots of new residents taking

fellow resident and support this great cause.

part as well as our very loyal supporters from

Last year Maureen raised over $3,000 and

past years.

hopes to better that effort this year. That’s it for this month, see you around the village.

Residents’ Workshop After a reasonable period of down-time, I am pleased to announce that the residents’ workshop is now re-opened.

The AGM of the Show committee was held

Let us all work together to make our 2013 Show a very happy and enjoyable one.

Regards,

Cath Devereaux

Graham Francis, Chief Executive Officer

Coordinator (Ph. 6250 0407)

WANTED e e Volunteer Bus Drivers

The most recent workshop photo we could find!

Residents will recall that we were forced to close down the workshop due to the fact that some of the equipment was getting well past its use-by date, and we were becoming increasingly concerned that some of the users were having difficulty in

We are looking for additional volunteer bus drivers to drive the Village buses from time to time. You will need to have a minimum of an MR type licence and to take the annual village bus driving test. There is no cost involved to applicants. If you would like further information or wish to register please contact Karen Parker Volunteer Coordinator on 6250 0010.

Call Karen Parker on 6250 0010

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Flu Vaccinations

Bentley Park News Library News The winner of our first month’s $20 Woolworths Gift Card. Congratulations to Mrs. Reita Latto of Richard Cleaver Lodge (ticket Red B50) as the first winner of our first competition. Hopefully this will encourage more residents to use the Village Library. We are just like a “real” library, only smaller, but still able to supply any books you may wish to read. If it is not on the shelf I will do my best to supply it at no cost to you. We also have a large range of DVDs which are free to borrowers. I hope to run this competition for at least six months, though it may be extended if proved popular with the residents. To be in it all you have to do is join the Bentley Park Library. We are situated at the rear of the Administration building and we are open Monday, Wednesday & Friday’s from 9am – 12 noon. Yours in books Penny, Bentley Park Librarian

Kingia/Tandara High Care Auxiliary Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, 26 March, in the Auditorium, commencing at 1.30 p.m., when our speaker will be Dr. Joan Pope, OAM, who will discuss Music, Movement and Memories, in a very entertaining way. Dr. Pope has a PhD in Music Education. In 2001 she was presented with the Medal of the Order of Australia and in 2006, the Chancellor’s Medal of the UWA. She is currently Vice President of Girl Guides W.A. Annual fee of $3 is due at this meeting and we will also have the usual raffle and lucky numbers. Afternoon tea will be available at $1.

Dr Aru (Aru Natchimuthoo) will be administering Influenza (Flu) vaccinations for 2013 for his patients at the Swan Medical Centre, Graham Cres, Bentley on the following dates: Monday 18 March from 2.30pm to 3pm & Monday 25 March from 2.30pm to 3pm. No bookings required. The National Launch of the Influenza Vaccination Program is scheduled for the 15th of March 2013. The Health Dept of WA plans to deliver the vaccines by that time.

Stratton Luncheon/Concert Peter & Shirley will continue to organise and host a Luncheon Concert at the Stratton Centre throughout 2013, on the first Friday of each month from February to December, 11:30am – 2:30pm. Entertainers have been arranged for each of these months. These functions comprise of a Fish & Chip meal served at the table – wine & soft drinks with an hour concert by quality performers – afternoon tea or coffee with cakes. The all-inclusive cost is $10. To obtain a ticket ring Shirley on 9355 4767. Please be early as it books out very quickly. See you there!!

State Election If you are enrolled to vote, Voting is Compulsory. The WA State General Election is being held on Saturday 9th March 2013.

Bentley Park - Rowethorpe The first meeting this year for Neighbourhood Watch delegates is Wednesday 13th of March. It will be held in the coffee lounge 2nd floor of the Admin building at 9.30am. Unfortunately I am unable to drive the bus, as I dislocated my shoulder while on holiday. If any new people would like to join our group you would be most welcome. This year we will only be meeting once every 3 months. We hope everyone had a enjoyable Christmas, and we wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. Remember the Security phone number is 6250 0020. Tony Ryder, Coordinator

Short Stay Accommodation Stirling Villas price increase effective 1st March 2013. Prices are based on 2 people. 1 night $130 per night 2 – 6 nights $110 per night 7 nights plus $100 per night Extra person $20 per night. Internet access available prices available.

Bentley Park Diners Our outing for March 2013 on Tuesday 12th & 19th, it will be a mystery location and meal. No more than $25. If you require more information as to the menu contact me.

SwanCare Group Auditorium, 26 Plantation Drive, Bentley is an official ‘polling place’.

You don’t need a partner as there will be a bus full of friendly villagers to welcome you. Please book your seat as soon as possible as I need to book drivers.

Polling places are open from 8:00am until 6:00pm on polling day, Saturday, 9 March 2013.

Please contact Lorraine on 6250 0425 13 Wootliff Way

You’re about to discover the secret to a happy retirement.

All residents are welcome, especially those new to the Village; and gentlemen are welcome, some of whom are already loyal members of the Auxiliary. Carol Greenaway, President

Joining Our Community

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Our community extends a warm welcome to Mr Dudley Fry, Mr James Balcombe, Mr Stanley Balcombe and Mrs Ann Greenwood.

Christina St, Australind • australindrise.com.au

SAleS informAtion 0432 130 050


An Australian, State and Territory Governments initiative

GET THE FLU SHOT BEFORE THE FLU GETS YOU! >

65 years and over

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Pregnant women

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over

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Anyone 6 months of age or over who has a chronic medical condition such as severe asthma, lung or heart disease, low immunity or diabetes.

Talk to your healthcare provider about the flu vaccine. Vaccine available from 15 March

www.immunise.health.gov.au Vaccinations provided for Dr Aru’s patients at Swan Medical Centre, Graham Cres, Bentley.

Monday 18 March from 2.30pm - 3pm & Monday 25 March from 2.30pm - 3pm.

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People at high risk of complications from influenza are eligible for a free flu vaccine.

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

Spritz Café

EASTER SUNDAY Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

Weekdays 9.30am - 2pm

What’s On In March

• Coffee / Cappuccino / Tea • Sandwiches / Foccacias • Hot Meals & Fresh Salads • Selection of Cakes & Muffins • Soft Drinks / Juices / Milk Drinks Groups are requested to make advanced bookings Phone: 6250 0163

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

LABOUR DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY Administration Office Closed Undercroft Bowling Club 9:15am Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm

5 RCL OBC

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Chi Darts Club

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Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

ST PATRICK’S DAY Social Club Afternoon Tea 2-4pm AUD Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131)

Christian Fellowship of Bentley Park 9.30am JPS (For Transport Ph: 9361 0131) Theatre Group Outing 1.00pm Bentley Park Social Club Dance Troupe 9.30am AUD

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 9:15am RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 9:15am RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC

Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Pottery Group 9.00am PGS General Balance Group 9.00am RSC Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Undercroft Bowling Club 1:00pm RCL Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Bridge 1.00pm JPS Handicraft/Beading 1.00pm HR Hydrotherapy 1.30pm MSHP Hydrotherapy 2.30pm MSHP Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC Patchwork Group 6.30pm HR

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Diner’s Club Darts Club

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Residents Meeting Snooker Club Rummycub Tai Chi Diner’s Club Darts Club

Art Group Computer Club Exercise Club Snooker Club Rummycub Auxiliary Meeting Tai Chi Darts Club

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 6.30pm JPS

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 5:30pm Outing 6.30pm JPS

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 9:30am AUD 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 5.00pm AUD 5:30pm Outing 6.30pm JPS

9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 1.30pm AUD 5.00pm AUD 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Rummycub 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC Canasta 6:30pm JPS

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Op Shop Open 8.30am - 12pm Computer Club 9.15am ABL2 Stretch Balance Group 9.30am RPG Fellowship Coffee Morning 10.30am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Pony Canasta 1.00pm JPS Swan Bowling Club 6.15pm OBC Indoor Bowls 1.00pm AUD Canasta 6.30pm JPS


THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Writers Group 9.30am CR Balance Group 11.00am RAC Fish & Chips Luncheon 11.00am JPS Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm SCR

Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am RCL 6.15pm OBC

Bentley Park Calendar of Events

March My events to note:

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Group Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Computer Club Bingo

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Computer Club Bingo

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Low-impact Exercise Computer Club Exercise Class Stretch Balance Class Snooker Club Scrabble Club Computer Club Bingo

9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 1.30pm MSHP 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 1.30pm MSHP 2.30pm MSHP 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

9.00am RSC 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 10.00am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.30pm JPS 2.00pm ABL2 7.00pm AUD

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Library Open Art Group Computer Club Exercise Class Balance Group Snooker Club Mahjong Club Darts Club

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 11.00am RAC 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 6.30pm SCR

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Library Open 9.15am - 12.15pm Art Group 9.00am ABL2 Computer Club 9.00am ABL2 Exercise Class 9.30am JPS Balance Group 11.00am RAC Snooker Club 1.00pm SCR Mahjong Club 1.00pm JPS Darts Club 6.30pm JPS Theatre Group Outing

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Library Open Computer Club Art Group Exercise Class Snooker Club Mahjong Club Darts Club

9.15am - 12.15pm 9.00am ABL2 9.00am ABL2 9.30am JPS 1.00pm SCR 1.00pm JPS 6.30pm JPS

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GOOD FRIDAY Administration Office Closed Darts Club 6.30pm

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Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

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Op Shop open Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am RCL 6.15pm OBC

If your club would like a diary date inserted into the Tidings monthly calendar, email the details to: tidings@swancare.com.au

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Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

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8.30am-12pm 9.30am JPS 9:15am RCL 6.15pm OBC

Exercise Class Undercroft Bowls Swan Bowling Club

ABL2 Administration Building Level2 9.30am 9:15am 6.15pm

9.30am 9:15am 1.15pm

JPS RCL OBC

JPS RCL OBC

AC

Adie Court

AR

Art Room (Admin Building)

AUD Auditorium CC

Cultural Centre

CL

Coffee Lounge (2nd Floor Administration)

CR

Committee Room (Admin)

HR

Handicraft Room (Administration Building)

JPS

JP Stratton Centre

KC

Kingia Concourse

LC

Leisure Centre

MG

Millstream Gardens

MSHP Multiple Schlerosis Hydrotherapy Pool (bus pick-up at Bentley Park) OBC Outdoor Bowling Club PGS Pottery Group Studio RAC Rowethorpe-Activity Centre RCL

Richard Cleaver Lodge

RPG Rowethorpe-Physio Gym RSC Rowethorpe-Sutton Centre SCR Snooker Club Room

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Open 7 Days Friendly service & professional advice. Phone and speak to one of our helpful staff today. We look forward to being of service to you. Our friendly team: (left to right) Michelle, Linda, Sue, Alex, Joanne, Doris, John, Melanie, Gill, Cheryl, Sian, & Regina

Script Collection

Deliveries

(from our “Script Boxes” Monday to Friday)

Administration Building

11am & 3pm

Drummond Way Apartments 11am & 3pm Grocery Store

11am & 3pm

Mavis Cleaver Court

11am & 3pm

Medical Centre

10am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm

Plantation Apartments

11am & 3pm

Richard Cleaver Lodge

11am & 3pm

Monday to Friday

3.30pm - 5.30pm

Saturday

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Sunday

by arrangement (if urgent)

Monday to Saturday

8.00am - 6.30pm

Sunday & Public Holidays

9.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday and Sunday orders can be placed by phone

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NDSS Sub Agency Darrell Lea Confectionery Fax Services Giftware Laminating Services Photocopying Photo Developing Selfcare Cards Vitamins

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I have recently discovered most residents are not aware that, in addition to our usual role of liaising between residents and administration in the village, the VRAC has undertaken to contact new residents [providing they have agreed at the time of entry] and offer to familiarise them with various aspects of the village. Our site is very large and by taking them on a conducted tour to show them where the shop, library, Op shop, Spritz Cafe etc. are located and where the various clubs conduct their activities, the new resident feels a little less apprehensive about what is a considerable life-change. I know that the

welcome extended by the VRAC has been very much appreciated. A reminder that our morning coffee meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 9:30am in the Auditorium, followed by morning tea. Do come along to share in the information provided by our guest speakers and the social interaction among residents. If you have any queries, please contact one of the council members listed below. Carolyn Wellstead Cath Devereaux Tom Brazier Shirley Barnes Ken Sinclair John Jacobs

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Carolyn Wellstead, Chairwoman Village Residents Advisory Council

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JOIN THE 2013 SWANCARE FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION WHEN: The AFL season starts Friday 22nd March WHO: SwanCare Group residents and staff THE COST: $20 (paid to Reception by 21st March) CASH PRIZES! For the weekly winner and season winners. HOW TO JOIN: 1. Register at www.footytips.com.au 2. Go to www.footytips.com.au/comps/swancare 3. Enter the password “plantation” to join. 4. Enter your tips each week.

Email Marek for more info at marek.cicchini@swancare.com.au


Bentley Park Social Club The provisional Calendar of Events for the year is as follows. However some unavoidable changes may occur at the last minute. Details will be made available, as relevant. Well, the year is racing along and we are already planning events for March, April and May, but first thank you to everyone who attended the Celebration of Australia Day, and who therefore enjoyed the earlier time and the ‘Sausage Sizzle’. It has been decided that in future the event will continue to be held in the early morning, for ‘brunch’. The Board Members who attended, enjoyed themselves overall during the proceedings but especially by being able to chat to residents. Committee Members were reinforced by a team of volunteers for the day, and everyone is sincerely thanked for their efforts. St Patrick’s Day is on Sunday, 17th March and a free Giant Afternoon Tea is planned between 2pm-4pm in the Auditorium. The ‘Heel and Toe Band’ will provide music, there will be games and raffles,

and prizes available for the Best Dressed Male and Female. Places are limited, and for catering purposes please collect your ‘must have’ tickets on Monday 11th March 2013, between 8.30am – 9.30am in the Administration Foyer. On Saturday night, April 6th, a Quiz Night will be held in the Auditorium. Teams of five are to compete for a variety of prizes, so bring along your wealth of knowledge - and trivia. For this event you will also require a ticket, as places will again be limited. The Bentley Park Social Club has the opportunity to have a dance troupe to visit the village. These young dancers will be attending a dance competition in the USA and they will be having their final rehearsals here. In the Auditorium on Sunday 24th March from 9:30am to 10:30am. Everyone is welcome. Please come and show your support to these dancers.

Op Shop The Op Shop continues to be a busy place, especially with it’s Dollar Sale in full swing during February. At the beginning of March, the stock will be changed over, ready for the winter season. (Difficult to imagine cool/cold weather at the moment!)

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Newspaper Recycling While some of our recyclers have taken well deserved time off over summer, the recycling of newspapers continues to flourish and yet another truckload will be ready to roll in the next few weeks. Thank you for your commitment to providing newspapers for recycling, and to those who do not send along ‘the glossies’ but place them in a recycling bin. Cans were sent away again this week and with the hot weather continuing, they are again building up. Thank you all for your continued support. Shirley Barnes President, Bentley Park Social Club

SOCIAL CLUB

2013 Provisional Calendar of Events Sunday 17th March Giant Afternoon Tea Saturday 6th April Quiz Night Sunday 5th May Spring Afternoon Tea Saturday 1st June Western Australia Day Celebrations Sunday 7th July Concert Sunday 11th August Concert Sunday 8th September Spring Afternoon Tea

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Club News

ART GROUP This month a very important date comes up. On 22nd March at 9.30 am it is the club`s A.G.M.

Handicraft Thank you for your support in 2012. We are a very small group and with your help we were able to give $500 to Waminda & $1000 to Tandara/Kingia to purchase various games and other interesting items for the residents. We welcome new faces on Monday afternoons. We meet in the Handicraft room, 2nd floor of the Administration building at 1:00pm Monday’s (except public holidays). We are holding our next stall on Monday 22nd April 2013. Wendy Paull, Coordinator, Ph: 9470 1966

POTTERY GROUP The Pottery Group welcomes new members to join us on Mondays between 9am and 11am. We are situated in Allen Court nextdoor to Kingia. Ann Morris/Secretary

TAI CHI We meet Tuesdays at 5pm in the Auditorium. For more information please contact Tom Brazier on 6250 0496.

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Hopefully all members will make an effort to attend. A reminder will be sent out nearer to the day with nomination forms for election of officers and committee. Our club times are Tuesday and Friday mornings 9-11 am in the art room on the second floor of the Administration building. New members are always welcome.

The Writing Group We are a group of like-minded residents interested in reading and writing and we meet MONTHLY on the FIRST FRIDAY of the month, 9.30 am, Committee Room, Admin 2nd Floor. It is possible you may also have an interest in WRITING, (from maybe as little as 100 words perhaps describing events or episodes in your life), or in READING, (perhaps to discuss your favourite book/author/genre)? If so call 6250 0538, Brian Dale for more details.

Sheila Barley, Secretary.

Why not come along and spend an enriching hour with us?

The Snooker Players Association

Brian Dale

The Snooker Players Association is situated on the second (Social) floor of the Administration Building. Playing sessions are held Monday to Friday from 1–3pm. New members are welcome and we would especially welcome ‘recently-moved-in’ residents. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t played for many years, as the ‘old touch’ will soon come back! If you decide to join, the membership fee is only $5 per year and you pay 20c for each frame played. Think about it, come along, or give me a ring. Peter Brunt, President Ph: 9355 4767

B e nt le y Pa r k

B i n g o C lu b ! Thursday Nights in our Auditorium. Eyes Down 7.00pm

Theatre Go-ers Club Open to all residents of Bentley Park our next theatre ticket sale will be for the visit on Friday 12th April to the Old Mill Theatre in South Perth, to see the stage version of Neil O’Neill’s play ‘No Bed of Roses’. This play is semi-autobiographical written and directed by Irish born Neil O’Neil. The play takes place in London in the early 1960’s. When a controlling women invites a stranger in to her house – and life, without realising who he is or what he really wants. This leads to circumstances beyond her control. Never invite someone into your home without considering the consequences. We leave the village by bus at 7.10 pm prompt and will go directly to the ‘the Old Mill ‘Theatre in South Perth. Tickets are $25.00 each ( cash with order) and will go on sale 8.15am on Monday 11th March at the Stratton Centre.

Come along on Thursday’s from 6:30pm and join the fun!

Sherry/Juice on arrival and return bus travel are included. Tea and coffee will be provided during the interval. Plus Raffle tickets for purchase.

$2 PER BOOK, Flyers a $1 each, Raffle Lucky Numbers – Break Opens – Lucky door Prize.

Any last minute ticket returns will be advertised on the notice boards at the village shop and Admin ground floor.

NEW PLAYERS ALWAYS WELCOME.

Austin Gillanders, Co-Ordinator Ph: 0412 786 669 bptgers@gmail.com

Our bus will pick you up from anywhere in Bentley Park, Cooinda or Rowethorpe, commencing at 6:15pm. Just call Laurie on 6250 0477. Company is good and we will bus you home by 9:30pm. Good Luck! Carol Greenaway, Licence Holder Ph: 0459 540 921

Bentley Park Indoor Bowls Indoor Bowls is played on a Wednesday in the Auditorium commencing at 1pm. New members are always welcome. Beryl Moule, Ph: 9355 1810.


COMPUTER CLUB SESSION TIMES: Tuesday Wednesday

9 – 11am 9.15–11.15am

Thursday

9 – 11am 2 – 4pm

Friday

9 – 11am

The AGM was held on Monday January 21 after this issue of Tidings had gone to press. Details in the next issue of “Tidings”. Can you help? We need help from anyone with a computer background, not necessarily an expert, who is prepared to spend a couple of hours a week and facilitate one of our sessions. All we need is someone who has experience with Hotmail and Gmail and a basic knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel. It’s not hard, just helping those who have limited computer experience. If this is you, please contact President Ken Thurtell on ph 0409 296 105, or John on ph 6250 0505. We still are the cheapest and friendliest internet access around, so make the most of what we have to offer. We are located on the 2nd floor of the Administration building in an air-conditioned room so it is never hot or cold, the membership is only $10 per annum and each 2 hour session only $2. There is an experienced facilitator available at each session to help those who want it. We also run a special class for beginners. J C Wellstead, Secretary Ph: 6250 0505

SCRABBLE CLUB Held every Thursday in the Stratton Centre at 1.30pm. New members welcome. Pam Urquhart

Ladies of the Night

SWAN VILLAGE BOWLING CLUB First, my thanks to Tom Brazier for taking over the reins while I was on holiday!! in New Zealand for three months. Our Inter club match with the Undercroft Bowling Club on Feb 6th went very well, we were the Victors this time, the scores were 74 to 61 with several games ending in draws. The evening began with a sausage sizzle, thanks to Jack and Bill for slaving over a [Hot Barbecue], also thanks to the ladies who always do an excellent job preparing the salads, serving and laying out the tables etc. After the game we had our usual Happy Hour which everyone enjoyed. By the time the next issue of Tidings arrives, the [New] surface should have been laid!! Work is due to commence on Feb 25th 26th it will take approx one week. Please make a note in your diary or calendar for our Half Yearly general meeting to be held on Thursday March 7th at 10am we would like to see a good attendance. Our annual Barbecue is on Saturday March 9th starting at 6pm. Cost $8. Another date to remember is March 23rd for the MURRAY RANYARD SHEILD. Please keep a check on the notice board for all the dates and times. Fran Williams, our social convener will be resigning from the committee, Fran has done a first class job organising all our social events along with the other ladies, she will be sorely missed. Thanks FRAN. The morning tea on Thursday Feb 14th was a great success 25 people attended. Our thanks go to Hazel and all her helpers.

Patchwork Group

Evening Bowls has been well patronised even though the weather has been very hot.

Meetings are held at 6.30pm on the 2nd and

Enjoy your bowls Tony Ryder

4th Monday of each calendar month in the Handicraft Room at Administration Building Plantation Drive, Bentley Park. All patch workers and quilters welcome. For more information phone: Marion Pitcher - Ph: 9362 1702 or Jean Buchanan-Hughes - Ph: 9362 5903

Indoor Bowls Indoor Bowls is played on a Wednesday in the Auditorium commencing at 1pm. New members are always welcome. Beryl Moule, Ph: 9355 1810

Undercroft Bowling Club We had an enjoyable inter-club match against Swan Bowling Club on Wednesday 6th. February. Swan Club won 74pts. to 61pts. We had a sausage sizzle first, then the Match. Then a convivial drink and nibbles. Great. We have a “Battle of the Sexes” at UBC on the 9th. March, 9-15am List on the Board. Come on Ladies lets show those Men how to play.

Birthdays for March Norma Thorp and Ken Harris. Pleasent Piscians!!!

Sayings (1) A liberal minded person is one that thinks like you. (2) I went to buy camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any!!! (3) If flying is so safe why do they call the airport a Terminal? Gill Godsmark, Secretary

Canasta Canasta is held every Wednesday night from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Bus pick up approx 6:15pm. $1.00 to play and $1.00 for lucky numbers. Supper is provided. New members are welcome, we will teach you if you can’t play. Enquiries, please contact Maureen Thompson.

Mahjong Club The Mahjong Club meets every Friday Afternoon from 1pm to 4pm in the JP Stratton Centre EXCEPT the 1st Friday of the month we meet in the Administration on the 2nd floor.

DARTS CLUB

New players always welcome and we will teach new players the rules of the game.

Darts are on Tuesday and Friday at 6.30pm. Don Mabbott, President

Maureen Thompson, Ph: 9472 7967

Pony Canasta Now at the JP Stratton Centre every Wednesday from 1:00 until 3:45pm. New players wanted – will teach. Come and have a cuppa and a game for 50 cents. For more information contact Marie Stephens Ph: 947 25097 or Joan Mellowship Ph: 9361 4106

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